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Mark K

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Hi everyone,
I’ve joined the forum as I’ve (eventually) managed to purchase a SA Imported MK1 Escort.
I’ll apologies in advance, as I’ll be posting a million and one questions as I try to work out what bollox mods have been carried out and how (on a budget) I can get her running... as my everyday car.
Just got her in with a local garage, getting the head gasket, hardened valve seats, HT leads and distributor done... next up will be the body work!

So once I get her back I’ll be coming asking for advice (if that’s ok)??

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Looks good and welcome to the forum.

First mod for me would be to get some nice proper shaped stainless bumperettes for the front. Those chopped down ones spoil the look a bit but I suspect looking closely the holes for mounting original bumpers may no longer be there. Should be easy to rectify, in SA they often adapted a make do and mend approach from lack of panels and parts.

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3 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Looks good and welcome to the forum.

First mod for me would be to get some nice proper shaped stainless bumperettes for the front. Those chopped down ones spoil the look a bit but I suspect looking closely the holes for mounting original bumpers may no longer be there. Should be easy to rectify, in SA they often adapted a make do and mend approach from lack of panels and parts.

Ignore James, they still have mullets in Oz!🤣🤣

Take them off.

 

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10 minutes ago, accord83 said:

Ignore James, they still have mullets in Oz!🤣🤣

Take them off.

I have no idea what your talking about? Its mean to resort to stereotypical falsehoods!

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Darn!......Um ..... well.......you shouldn't go round telling others to take their gear off with your winters! 😛

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2 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

I have no idea what your talking about? Its mean to resort to stereotypical falsehoods!

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Darn!......Um ..... well.......you shouldn't go round telling others to take their gear off with your winters! 😛

See, and that's just the ladies darts team!🤣🤣🤣

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6 minutes ago, accord83 said:

See, and that's just the ladies darts team!🤣🤣🤣

Not as scary as the kid when you zoom in! Thats child abuse!

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17 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Not as scary as the kid when you zoom in! Thats child abuse!

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Ah! Bless, a little Joey, fresh out of his mothers pouch for a bit of family bonding

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Thanks for the welcome everyone.

Got the car back, with the head gasket and valve seats sorted; however, the gent at the garage kindly had a look over her and handed me a list of things I’ll need to do - the first of which is getting her set up, as she’s running a high lift cam and he wasn’t sure about setting her up or the state of the carb... I’ll then (try) sort out the electrics, as she lights up like a Christmas Tree!!! 

Just waiting for a price, but she’ll (probably) be going to a local specialist  (JK Classics) in Lincoln for the carbs and possibly an electronic ignition - if I’d known how much I’d have spent up to this point I’d have gone straight down the Zetec route. I’ll need to run what I’ve got for a while now!

Left to my own devices (& eBay) I’ve bought some front bearings, track rod ends, a lower steering bush and am waiting on a kit from Polybush before I put her up on stands...

As a couple of the engine mounting bolts were missing I’ve ordered a new set of those as well, but still need to source some engine mounts, as well as several other items - I’ll post a shopping list soon, which I’m hoping you all might be able to point me in the right directions.

If I’ve bored you to death already, I’m truly sorry, but will happily take any advice and cost saving pointers you can offer along the way. I’ll try to get a more concise set of pictures loaded up, as you’ll all have more of an idea of what I’m working with than I do!

Thanks again.

Mark

 

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Does JK Classics have a dyno? Trying to set up carbs / ignition without one on a 'cammed' engine will be VERY hit and miss! And if its not set up under load it won't work very well - just wasted money!

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